Off-duty CPD officer shot dead, killed in feud with wife of other CPD officer in far northwest, sources say – CBS Chicago
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CHICAGO (CBS) – A Chicago police officer on leave died Tuesday night after being shot at his home in the far northwest of the city, and sources said he was shot dead by another officer on leave who is his wife.
As reported by CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra, the shooting occurred in the 8500 block of West Winona Street, near Foster and Cumberland avenues in the neighborhood just east of O’Hare International Airport.
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The house on Winona Street where the shooting took place has a long row of white windows and is partially hidden from the street by a tree. Chicago police spent hours on Tuesday night getting in and out.
Sources told CBS 2 that it was a domestic disturbance incident – a fight between a husband and wife who are both Chicago police officers.
We are told that there was a quarrel and someone pulled out a gun, and there was a fight over it.
At one point he fired – hitting the husband in the chest.
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He was brought to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge in very critical condition. Police said the 44-year-old officer later died in hospital. His name has not yet been released.
Sources said the woman was at the house Tuesday evening, awaiting the arrival of detectives. Detectives remained at the scene Tuesday night and cordoned off the entire block.
Some people were seen driving to figure out what was going on.
Chicago Police Superintendent. David Brown released a statement on the officer’s death on Wednesday:
“Last night we lost a family member from the Chicago Police Department. An officer on leave was killed in a tragic shooting at his home last night. The circumstances of the incident are currently under investigation. I ask for prayers on behalf of this officer’s loved ones as they cry.
“I also ask you to keep all of our officers in your thoughts. They have had an extremely difficult year, and losing a colleague is never easy. Please continue to support our officers during their mourning while continuing to protect the people of Chicago. “
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Details of the incident were under investigation Tuesday evening and the Civilian Police Accountability Office is investigating.
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